General laboratory diagnostics of eosinophilic GI diseases

Conus, Sébastien; Simon, Hans-Uwe (2008). General laboratory diagnostics of eosinophilic GI diseases. Best practice & research - clinical gastroenterology, 22(3), pp. 441-53. London: Baillière Tindall 10.1016/j.bpg.2007.09.003

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Eosinophils and gastrointestinal tract interact in an intimate and enigmatic relationship. Under inflammatory conditions, eosinophil infiltration in the gastrointestinal tract is a common feature of numerous eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). EGIDs are disorders, for which the diagnosis is relatively difficult. Nevertheless, some common laboratory techniques are currently used for their diagnosis and disease monitoring. Besides eosinophils, mast cells and T cells have also been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of these disorders. Here, we review the pathogenesis and common laboratory approaches applied for their diagnosis, in particular eosinophil and mast cell markers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology

UniBE Contributor:

Simon, Hans-Uwe

ISSN:

1521-6918

ISBN:

18492565

Publisher:

Baillière Tindall

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.bpg.2007.09.003

PubMed ID:

18492565

Web of Science ID:

000256810700005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27539 (FactScience: 108764)

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